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Thu
21
Nov

Study finds cannabis use disorder declining among daily users

Earlier this year, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a warning about the newfound potency of today’s marijuana.

“This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,” he said. “Not enough people know that today’s marijuana is far more potent than in days’ past.” The statement was picked up by prohibitionists like Alex Berenson and Tucker Carlson as proof positive we should not legalize marijuana nationwide.

Thu
21
Nov

Cannabidiol awareness in Europe grows

A survey gauging awareness and use of CBD among consumers in 17 European Union countries produced some interesting results.

 

While the full report from New Frontier Data is yet to released, top level findings include:

Thu
21
Nov

Thailand wants home growers to help stock its medical cannabis market

Thailand is moving forward with its plan to allow residents to grow up to six cannabis plants and sell it to the government as a way to stock its legal medical cannabis market.

“We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely,” Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said last week in Bangkok. “We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households. We are speeding up the law changes. But there is a process to it.”

Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis back in December 2018. Adult-use cannabis is still illegal though and carries harsh penalties, such as time in jail.

Wed
20
Nov

How CBD provides a brighter future for children with epilepsy

While families struggle to understand the risks and benefits of THC, some are moving to try CBD or cannabidiol.

Epilepsy affects 3.4 million Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Even more heartbreaking, just over 470,000 children have the disorder of the central nervous system, creating a future of uncertainty for many parents. Often accompanied by seizures and a loss of awareness, children with epilepsy struggle to remain in school and to fit in with their peers. 

Wed
20
Nov

N.J. medical marijuana prices could be cut under new plan. They’re now highest in nation.

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration will help lower the cost of medical marijuana by requiring for-profit companies entering the market to show how they will cut prices before the the Health Department allows them to operate.

With premium dried weed costing as much as $500 an ounce and no insurance company willing to cover the expense, many of the state’s 60,000 registered patients struggle to pay for their medicine every month.

Wed
20
Nov

Florida lawmakers want to give veterans medical marijuana cards for free

With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge.

Last week, the Journal of Psychopharmacology added yet another study to the growing body of evidence pointing to the linkage between marijuana use and the alleviation of post-traumatic stress disorder. In a cross-section survey of Canadians, the authors reported depressive episodes and suicidal ideation was not a factor among cannabis users; consequently, they cited "an emerging need for high-quality experimental investigation" of cannabis in treating PTSD.

Wed
20
Nov

What you need to know about the healing benefits of marijuana’s CBG

Although THC and CBD are two commonly consumed cannabinoids, CBG is gaining more popularity and attention due to its medicinal value.

Cannabis is an extremely complex plant, and it contains many more cannabinoids than just THC and CBD. How many cannabinoids do you think this plant contains? So far, more than 60 cannabinoid compounds have been discovered, and cannabigerol (CBG) is one of them.

Wed
20
Nov

Colorado rules medical marijuana patients on probation can use cannabis

Coloradans on probation can continue to use medical marijuana, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, rebuking a district court judge’s decision from two years ago.

In a unanimous decision, Colorado’s highest court ruled that defendants with cannabis prescriptions are free to do so unless it could be proved that doing so would negatively affect their progress.

Wed
20
Nov

West Virginia to begin accepting medical marijuana permit applications

West Virginia will soon begin accepting permit applications for medical cannabis.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health will accept applications for growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories beginning Dec. 19.

"The announcement of upcoming application availability is the first step in the process of permitting industry applicants," a DHHR press release states.

The application is online only. The application period will remain open for 60 days. Feb. 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. is the cutoff.

Wed
20
Nov

Inquiry into Australia’s medical cannabis system launched

Australia’s Senate voted last week to establish an inquiry into barriers to patients accessing medicinal cannabis – and there are plenty of them.

A motion by Greens leader Richard Di Natale sought a wide-ranging inquiry covering issues including:

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